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thank. you police in finland confirm they are investigating friday stabbing attack in which two people died as terrorism and eighteen year old suspect is in custody. i mean. people come to terms with the terror tragedy the fourteen dead and with the killer still at large. is yet another key figure. in a move seen as a victory for the establishment over. progress
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but increasing casualties the people are. angry at the u.s. led campaign the latest on what to do next in the sixteen year war. watching international company police in finland confirm they are treating terrorism friday stabbing rampage which left two people dead police say four more people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the stabbing he's an eighteen year old who is known to the police journalist. is in the city of to where
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the attack happened. city of two is in shock right off to the police announced that the yesterday stop being a street it s. an act of terrorism two people have died both of them are finnish citizens and eight people of wounded including the perpetrator behind me where the actual crime happened thousands of people came out in shock and paying a tribute by placing the flowers or candles and no one on the stands how is it possible that the peaceful to a coincidence on the streets of feel on the streets of two of who can beat the setting like this we know that the eighteen years old morricone is the perpetrator and the police have taken four of the people in custody over night over and they raided the marcos apartment so we heard from the media yesterday approach to the square behind me actually where the people are standing across the square from that direction and course that we started to attack people stopped for the first person
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and the old woman died and then he was carrying on piece pads the police came rather quickly and then they had taken the. perpetrator out of it one shot and he ended on the lower part of the body valise could not talk to the american person last night that they were hearing their merican go into hospital today and so we're looking forward to the press conference this afternoon let's turn to spain now which saw two separate terror attacks on thursday and after taking a fourteen people dead and over one hundred injured a partridge is in barcelona where tempers fled during anti islam and kanta demonstrations. it was a protest that is a demonstration when you have two sides of the political spectrum one the anti migrant section the other that more left wing and a more in in favor of the migrant community and met for
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a demonstration that being effectively almost a call for demonstration in a book or a outside in a book or a witch is right in the center of the roundup where the fact that it symbolically comes to a place. i mean was it was also a particularly poignant time for one particular family who had been caught up not only in the tragic events that led on by but also at the back such maffia to in paris back in twenty fifty. it was painfully familiar you knew immediately what what was going on i was just getting people's reactions but it was strange because no one was asking why any of this had happened no one in the morning started listening to the politicians and the reporters on t.v.
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tell us the same platitudes that of course they they tore into wanted mother blaming one another for why everyone was clueless about something everyone knew was going to happen before him. i've been working in these immigrant communities and i've been working on jihadi networks all across europe and i thought immediately that it's most likely a moroccan network was interesting because isis had always use spain as this principal. jumping off point for getting recruits into turkey and syria and the question for me is while isis was in control of the attacks were fairly localized but now i ask myself that these networks are starting to pick up on. on their own and whether they'll become more widespread across europe.
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yes the fruit seller across from the bar in. brussels what's call he knew a hell of a lot more that was grown on the police but no one seems to be engaged in understanding what is going on in these networks but a sad sign of the times these days is that there are more and more cases of the same families sometimes even the same people being exposed to terror attacks in europe as well as scott at around who we heard from there in kate's report the bombing survivor hey chris pauley also managed to escape death again on. and for another survivor julia monaco here the past alone attack was her third brush with terror in fact we spoke to counterterrorism expert timmy tope a load o. who says that the authorities and the muslim community must take a tougher stance on extremism. there is no doubt in my mind that we are now going into a new phase of extremism you know being carried out by islamic jihadist think we
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need to change our narrative and the way in which we put these individuals need to be much tougher with them we need to and make them understand humor is not absolute you cost to equity moscato equity with clean hands and this individuals who know get away with this barbaric act that they're carrying out think we need to start becoming more aware there is more that could be done by the muslim community in trying to rein some of the individuals that are being vulnerable to extremism are reporting there to security agencies to the muslim community. you know saying that you know this kind of action is not a separate will individuals involved their parents should be walking to know to their kids. or security cameras to capture the moment the van sped past the shopping last rambus in barcelona but it can be seen here trying desperately to get out if it's islamic state later claimed responsibility for the atrocity were to
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discuss the recent attacks in finland in spain a bit further down afterwards we now have in the studio eagle just particularly starting with spain horrifying attacks there this weekend the likes of which the country has been saying for over a decade oh yes exactly now it is important to understand that there are lights in spain we know for sure that i still claim responsibility for the attack with phil and no one has yet but i mean both of these countries have been seemingly of the reader when it came to islamic islamic terrorism for example take spain the last the previous case of islam when it was when islamic extremists hit the country was back in two thousand and four during of course the infamous maghreb bombings well the recent tragic events of course now put both these states in the list on the list of the. of countries who suffered from the latest wave of jihadi violence here's how the spanish interior minister described the situation. worked up but i
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thought our hearts were broken by the attacks in paris nice berlin stockholm manchester london and other cities these days unfortunately the wave of international terrorism is brutally hitting us turning barcelona and cameras into the latest scenes of terrorist injustice. yes so there you have it. and islamic state as you said claimed responsibility for the attacks in spain where it's unclear who is behind the ones in finland at the moment but for some anyway spain was an unlikely target wasn't it explain why yes because spain when it comes to foreign interventions spain neither spain nor fillin for instance have been you know in the front line on the front lines they are not really involved there i mean spain has probably thirty more garrison stationed in iraq probably three hundred troops and feel and even the even fewer than that and both of these countries have been more of a on a humanitarian side of the conflict they've been providing aid both to iraq and
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syria and so what this really underlines and with a really bold line i should say is that there is no elaborate logic behind terrorism like there is no there is you have your foreign policy the foreign policy doesn't matter it's just a terrorists they look for for the weakest link in the chain so to speak and they're of the frontal fall are questioning them are in the terrorist minds is no dial on my tour it's like are you with us and if the answer is no you're the target ok thank you go ahead and off there thank you. i have a niece down donald trump's chief strategist steve bannon is leaving the white house saving for donald trump took office bannon was seen as a key figure in his team however he spent only six months as the press. chief strategist a white house statement explained the decision the band as a mutual one will now return to being executive chairman of breitbart needs one
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commentator we spoke to diets though that ban insects it will help trump in the long run and it is the one guy in the white house that the deplorable like they know him they like him they admire him and the fact that he's been hated by the media and hated by all the lefties is just. icing on the cake for these people they will if they like him the fact that he's being and that bennett is being attacked raises him in there and there are steam so the fact that trump fired him will hurt trump it's going to i think the white house polling is going to show him after this sinks in to everybody that it's hurt him with his own base not something he going to ford by the way to from a political standpoint o'bannon is the latest in a long list of losses in taking trump experts who suspect he think that the white house establishment is just pushing out the try to challenge that. trump is still determined to fight unregulated globalism to preserve the constitution of this
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country to reform the vast excesses in spending in our government spend six trillion dollars a year all governments inside the united states just on government six trillion dollars is an awful lot of money to be spending on government and he and he had better that others were trying to change that but they came up against i think some globalists. the rapid rate of resignations and dismissals in the white house approving to be a boon for therapists apparently is more and more anxious americans head for the therapy but the living in the trump.
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apparently there's this calling industry i don't know about it coddling is cool now because you got a rapper in a safe space from president obama's the year out of the election if you think about it. the university of kansas reminded students therapy dogs are of. you may be suffering from aids or trying. to sleep. if you. think simply child. to be happy that shot. talk to your doctor to see if i might. get. it condition could be treated with less fake news i heavy dose of real news just
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a dose of reality rather than fiction people need to step outside of their bubbles out of their comfort zones out of their echo chambers and experience real life with real people rather day and being in a day to enforce fake news or fake people. meanwhile protesters in the u.s. capitol have poured red paint over the statue of the confederate military officer and the demanding that it be taken down the issue of racially divisive mourning this is playing out across the swathe the country right now to the removal of a similar statue sparked violent unrest in the city of charlottesville a week ago it seems no historical figure is untouched is. explained. not long ago we were out here on the streets of new york asking people if they thought that every monument to a slave owner should be demolished even if their founding fathers. did they stop madison avenue. and rename it you know i think it's fine so if one person is the first people there will be the city you'd be
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a good idea to take it to. anything that's owned by a slave owner should be changed yeah it should be washington to go to war to defend slavery and i think concepts is very important even though we didn't expect people to want to tear down monuments to figures that are almost sacred in american history like george washington or thomas jefferson the idea now seems to be gaining momentum he wasn't protecting my freedom i wasn't someone who my ancestors weren't deemed human beings to him and so to me i don't care if it's george washington statue or a thomas jefferson statue or robert e. lee statue they all need to calm down and if those two aren't enough for you how about we try let's blow up mt rushmore that was actually the title of an article from vice media before they changed it to something a little less insatiable but the point was pretty much the same now it's certainly true that george washington and thomas jefferson owned slaves mr president look i
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think the issue is that you and robert e. lee both own slaves right there was about. that was wrong yeah but if you want talk about owning slaves you should talk about thomas jefferson whoa. abraham lincoln certainly did not own slaves he was always an outspoken opponent of slavery which he ended up abolishing in the context of a civil war now you would think he wouldn't be a target for anger but the people who did this certainly think he is going to launch a full scale war against history just probably expect that there's going to be collateral damage. to.
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this type of actions should have been taken then perhaps fifty years ago with the civil rights movement this is whole situation has been created by certain media outlets like for example c.n.n. that they have you know pushed down on the narrative on the fact that you know that drop is a racist or that everybody that support a tribe is a racist or even going further that every single white person is races and i'm completely against this. he would say still to come this hour patience is wearing thin for people in afghanistan who've enjoyed sixteen years of war in the u.s. president isn't making them he's making them white even longer for
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a strategy to that story plus of us coming. all the food we go. in the world should. go. according to josh. value tanks that's a seventy billion dollar potential loss and you point out it's mostly private investors which would include let's say goldman sachs and others but if these folks like the goldman sachs suffer any losses at all remember they banking on the
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government for a bailout so they could go to the government say we need a bailout and the government because it's staffed by goldman sachs employees mostly . they would rubber stamp that bailout and then to pay for the bailout they'd have to go into people's attention accounts and they have to grab that money or wells fargo and go into your personal account and grab the money. welcome back frustrated afghans are growing increasingly uneasy with the u.s. led military campaign in that country saying the civilian deaths and destruction a yielding few results in the fight against. can you see the damaged house they dropped the mother of all bombs in that area we
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didn't get any benefit from the u.s. they target civilian houses but they don't target i still militant they say the operation was to finish high school but in fact they don't most of it sounded the target value what islamic state groups are active. when the u.s. and afghan commandos came here they first dropped the mother of all bombs in the area in the last six months they only captured a one kilometer area from islamic state militants we don't know what the problems were why they didn't advance if i had two helicopters with one hundred armed men i could clear this valley of enemies in a matter of hours but they didn't do it but it doesn't look to be any end in sight either with donald trump again deferring making a decision on how to try and turn the tide in america's longest war in washington his. america's war in afghanistan has been ongoing for sixteen years and seen three
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different presidents come and go on my orders the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime and afghanistan i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict. as you are well aware i do not support the idea of endless war given what's at stake in afghanistan i am firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort. seventeen years or longer smores it's a very big decision for me i took over a mess and we're going to. make it a lot less messy the results while even u.s. generals have a rather bleak outlook on the progress made or not but understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate at this point u.s. casualties in afghanistan are approaching the same numbers as the victims of the nine eleven attack the tragedy that triggered the u.s. campaign the taliban still controls
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a significant part of the country and is making efforts to expand its influence investing in afghan forces at this point doesn't seem justifiable so far little has been achieved a new strategy settled on so what is team trump doing about it we know what the strategy was for the last eight years don't lose that hasn't worked when can we expect it congress united states to get a strategy for afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years which is don't lose well on friday the president has national security team were moving over the options and according to some reports trump has option a and b. one boots on the ground preferred by military officials hoping a strategy to break this stalemate and is it going to require additional u.s. troops and do believe it will involve additional forces to ensure that we can. make the advise and assist mission more more effective or move out of afghanistan
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altogether and let private contractors help local afghan forces either way the u.s. defense secretary has indicated a decision is imminent we will move this toward a decision as i said i think it was yesterday publicly we are coming very close to a decision and to spend it in the very near future so for now we all just have to wait on the edge of our seats to see which way the american troops rollercoaster will roll this. up or down just look up r.t. washington d.c. . meanwhile the u.s. state department says that numerous countries including china and iran violate religious freedom from an annual report on the issue but the single that are fighting back saying that america has no moral right to judge them so america expects from the beginning america has been a place that is cherish their freedom of worship sadly many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom donald trump said out his goal to defend religious freedom
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around the world and the first trump era report on the issue has been released by the u.s. state department revealing religious freedom in over two hundred different countries and territories however it seems like not every country is ready to just sit quietly and accept washington's latest assessment the report included china as a violator of religious freedoms but beijing has urged the usa to deal with its own issues everyone has seen that the facts prove the united states is not totally perfect we urge the united states to respect the facts and probably manage its own affairs and stop using the wrong means of the so-called religious freedom issue to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries the same report also attacks the iranian government for continuing to harass interrogate and arrest religious minorities and for imposing harsh restrictions on its citizens iran's supreme leader then took to twitter to criticize america for not focusing on other more pressing affairs. if u.s. has any power they better manage their country tackling white supremacy rather than
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meddle in nations affairs washington however insists its mission is to be a moral conscience for the rest of the world and that's on exaggeration it's an actual quote from america's u.n. ambassador united states is the moral conscience of the world we will not walk away from this role there are some people naive people in the united states who actually believe that they're doing a favor to the rest of the world but i think to a large degree yes it is a mechanism through which the americans convince their own people and themselves that they are somehow superior embracing the role of the world's moral compass the u.s. is pointing its finger pretty much all around the globe from venezuela to india but given the division and racial tension inside america at the moment we just have to wonder how many more countries are going to tell washington to mind its own business samir khan r.t. washington d.c. . the syrian army's advancing in the embattled city of deities or which has been
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besieged by i assume for three years and it's taken a crippling toll to on the city and its people. this public park was one of the most beautiful parks in this neighborhood it was full of trees. the sieging hunger lots of the trees have gone the. locals just can't get outside the city to bury those killed by i still shelling. it was. the terrorists have abandoned burying our dead in cemeteries and snipers are positioned along the road. it's not only this park others too are all bare and have been turned to decentralize.
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and my friends used to play in the swings in the park but they were destroyed in the shelling. things that looking so far today here are now safe nice being with us i'll be back good morning. oh they are already out right. there in iraq.
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the city of minimal was hit hardest by the. eleven tsunami but it was damaged mostly by the radiation after the nuclear disaster. not even enough to let you know the. mom of those what i. am a little bit after the rule the contamination is not complete much many local could not leave their houses and farm most of the sea with you know. it's going to. leave nice nice give. me a few ticks don't want to they stay strong like their ancestors centuries ago did. not mean. a lot but i want to. initiate. to be sure that when i will there would find
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